Date of Observation: 12/26/2014
Aspect: North East
Elevation: 9,600 to 10,600
Avalanches: Tested a short slope along the valley bottom on a convexity with slope around 30 degrees. No cracking or whomping resulted There were no signs of instability on the skin track to the ridge either. We observed a coyote cross the entire bowl, about 400 feet below the ridgeline and no avalanches resulted.
Observed natural loose slides along most of the Schuchyll ridgeline.. These slides emanated at cliff bands and were observed on east to southeast aspects. Appeared to be D2’s. Looked like they have occurred before the most recent snow.
Weather: Mostly cloudy with a slight breeze on the ridge. Visibility was excellent.
Snowpack: First ones in this area today. The skin track had less than 2 inches on it. Snow depths from recent accumulations (last 48 hours) ranged between 6 and 8 inches.